709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

the bennys

January 3, 2019  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

The bennys are moving from first Wednesday to first Thursday in 2019!

NC music veterans, Rebecca Newton, Barry Gray, Wes Collins, FJ Ventre and Mike Babyak joined musical forces to create the folk/americana band “the bennys” in 2016.  Each are songwriters/singers/players with gobs of experience and notoriety. The band performs originals and carefully curated covers from artists such as Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Gretchen Peters, Patty Griffin, and fellow NC musicians.  Their vocal virtuosity along with guitars, mandolin, lap steel, bass, and interesting electric stringed instruments reflect strong energy and all around stellar musicianship.

Barry Gray – Graymatter, Triad Songwriter of the Year 2016, NC Arts Council Songwriting Grant Recipient 2017
Wes Collins – Kerrville New Folk Winner 2015, NC Arts Council Songwriting Grant Recipient 2017
Rebecca Newton – Rebecca & the Hi-Tones, Pinky & Duke, and deemed a ‘NC music impresario’ by columnist Jack Bernhardt.
Mike Babyak – Triple Fret and the guy sitting down playing on the stage at every major event in the Triangle.
FJ Ventre – hardest working bass player in show biz.
Mike Rosado – percussionist, vegan, designer, all around good guy.